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Jet De la Isla: A Visionary Entrepreneur

Jet De la Isla: A Visionary Entrepreneur and one of our Summer 2024 feature cover stories. Photo by Gustavo Silva
In Puerto Vallarta, where the ocean meets the jungle, Jet De la Isla stands out as a pioneering force in the LGBTQ+ tourism industry. With a diverse portfolio of businesses that include a clothing-optional beach, the highest rated LGBT+ boat charter company on TripAdvisor, Mexico’s first gay youth hostel, founder of the largest online gay community Facebook group, a new mezcal beach bar, and as a board of director for the new LGBTQ+ community center, Jet has carved a niche for himself in this tropical paradise.

Community Rallies for Perez Chuchin Medical Expenses

Karma La Perra performing at the fundraiser for Prez Chuchin. Photo by Oscar Almedia.
A heartwarming display of community support unfolded at Casita & Garden, where a fundraising show raised a significant amount of money for Perez Chuchin's medical expenses.

Cruise On By Feeling Great: ThrIVe IV & MedSpa Opens New...

Thrive MedSpa Opens Location at Puerto Magico
Come one, come all, the magic of ThrIVe IV & MedSpa is arriving at Puerto Magico. The well known MedSpa, which has its home base on Basilio Badillo in Zona Romantica, recently celebrated a soft opening with a second location at Puerto Magico to serve the needs of the cruise ship community as they arrive at Puerto Vallarta.

OPC Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Raicilla Art Exhibitions

Celebrating 10 years of OPC at the recent event are Artist Gerardo Molina Abarca, OPC Director Pilar Pérez and Sayuri Sanchez, sub director. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
On May 23, 2024, the Office of Cultural Projects (OPC) in Puerto Vallarta proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary with the opening of two remarkable exhibitions: "Primero fue la raicilla (First Came Raicilla): Arte y cultura del agave y sus destilados" and "Ana Topoleanu: Those from the Other Coast – The Raicilla World."

Corre con Orgullo (Run with Pride): Celebrating Diversity in Puerto Vallarta

On June 29, 2024, Puerto Vallarta will be filled with color and energy with the anticipated "Corre con Orgullo (Run with Pride)" race.
On June 29, 2024, Puerto Vallarta will be filled with color and energy with the anticipated "Corre con Orgullo (Run with Pride)" race, organized by the Colectivo Diverso UDG in Puerto Vallarta, from the University of Guadalajara.

Looking for Your Dream Property in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit?

discover your dream property with Poncho Davalos.
Are you searching for the perfect property in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit?

Photos: Over 110 Attend Gay Mixer at Awaysis Rio Bar

Mixer Photos Awaysis
More than 110 people came to the final Gay Mixer of the 2023/24 season, that was held on Wednesday, June 12, at Awaysis Rio Bar.

Drag Queens Unite to Help Burn Victim Chuchin

Chuchin is in the Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta with second and third degree burns. Photos by Sutton Lee Seymour.
Two very popular drag queens (who both are headliners at The Palm) are raising money for Jesus Alberto Perez (Chuchin), a local dancer and model who was received second and third degree burns in a home accident recently.

Jesus Alberto Perez, Popular Dancer, Injured in Home Accident

Vallarta Pride Parade 2023
Jesus Alberto Perez (Chuchin), a popular dancer and model in Puerto Vallarta, was critically injured by an electrical shock in a home accident on Saturday, June 8, and is in the intensive care unit at Hospital Regional de Puerto Vallarta with second and third degree burns. 

Curtain Up on Success: The Palm Cabaret Wins for Favorite Performance...

The Palm
Puerto Vallarta's vibrant live entertainment scene boasts a shining star – The Palm Cabaret and Bar - was recently named winner for the We Are Puerto Vallarta Favorite Performance Venues award, The Palm is a haven for both local talent and internationally renowned performers.

Gay Mixer June 12, 2024 at Awaysis Rio Bar

This was a fun photo from a previous gay mixer held at Chachalaca Bar. Be sure to come to the last mixer of the 2023/24 season at Awaysis Rio Bar on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 6 to 8 p.m. Photo by Oscar Almeida
Come check out the NEW and Air Conditioned Awaysis Rio Bar, Rivera del Rio 166, for the final mixer of the season held by O&APV and the PV Gays Everything You Need or Want to Know FB Group.

Pride Gay Mixer Photos from The Swedes

Jet De La Isla (right) with his boyfriend Beto Hernández at The Swedes Pride Gay Mixer. The event was held May 15, with more than 250 people attending. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
A large crowd (our biggest crowd at any of our mixers) enjoyed a great time and supported a great cause at the May 15, 2024 Out and About PV Magazine and the Facebook group “Puerto Vallarta Gays: Everything You Need or Want to Know” Gay Mixer that was held at The Swedes Restaurant and Bar.

ACT2PV Launches Capital Campaign Fundraiser For Elevator with Tony Awards Celebration

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ACT2PV has begun the first of many fundraisers as part of a capital campaign to raise money for an elevator so that patrons can have an easier time reaching the second floor of the theater venue.  And so, on Sunday, June 16, the first-ever “Tony Awards Celebration - A Vallarta-Chic Gala” will be held at the Mary Ann’s Ovation Bar at ACT2PV, coinciding with the televised Tony Awards (It will also mark the grand opening of Mary Ann’s Ovations Bar). 

Gay Friendly Puerto Vallarta among the 10 Most Inclusive Cities in...

Gay Friendly Puerto Vallara, Photo by Oscar Almeida
Puerto Vallarta is part of a select list of cities that are most welcoming to LGBTQ+ travelers throughout the year.

We Are Puerto Vallarta: Cassandra Shaw Jewelry Named Favorite Jewelry Shop 

We Are Puerto Vallarta Awards
Cassandra Shaw Jewelry has won the First Annual We Are Puerto Vallarta Favorite Jewelry Shop Award, and was named as a finalist for the coveted Best Business Award. 

Puerto Vallarta Will Showcase LGBTQ+ Paradise in New York City Pride...

A photo from the June 20, 2009 NYC Pride March in Manhattan. Photo used under editorial licensing via Yay Images.
Get ready for a Mexican-rainbow explosion in the Big Apple! Puerto Vallarta will be making a historic appearance at the iconic New York City Pride March on June 30th, 2024. This marks the first time Puerto Vallarta will be on one of 55 floats in the parade, promoting the LGBTQ+ friendly destination, thanks to a strategic alliance with New York City Pride. It's the only Latin American city represented in the march.

Colectivo Rompe Rescues Abandoned Lighthouse in City Center and Pays Tribute...

Rompe unveiled their latest mural at the Faro Matamoros, paying homage to the iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
Rompe unveiled their latest mural at the Faro Matamoros, paying homage to the iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. Photo by Oscar Almeida.

ACT2PV Enters New Era with Fresh Leadership, Exciting Changes, and Renewed...

David Sabella brings a wealth of experience and a clear vision for the ACT2PV's future, centered on rebuilding its reputation, fostering community engagement, and delivering exceptional entertainment experiences. Photo by Jerry Jones
Puerto Vallarta's entertainment complex, ACT2PV, is ushering in a new era under the leadership of recently appointed General Manager, David Sabella. Sabella brings a wealth of experience and a clear vision for the theater's future.

Trans Protocol of the National Electoral Institute: Leveling Measures to Guarantee...

INE Training
The National Electoral Institute (INE) has implemented the Trans Protocol to ensure that trans and LGBT+ people can exercise their right to vote without discrimination or obstacles.

Let’s Pho Finalist For Best Specialty Cuisine Award in We are...

lets pho we are pv
Let's Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant that has quickly gained a loyal following in Puerto Vallarta, was named a finalist for the "Favorite Specialty Cuisine" award at the We Are PV awards. 

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